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  1. Dance lecture 5 Atlanta dance companies

  2. Atlanta contemporary dance companies • Zoetic Dance Ensemble • T. Lang • Staibdance • GloATL • Catellier Dance Projects • CORE Performance Company • Crossover Movement • LIFT • Project 7 • Full Radius

  3. Zoetic dance ensemble • Founded 1999 by Melanie Lynch-Blanchard and CandessGiyan • Blanchard took over as Artistic Director • 2014 new Artistic Director, Mallory Baxley (ME! YAY!) (former Zoetic dance company member); Blanchard took new title as Creative Director • All female, non-profit • Name inspired by the Greek word “zoe” meaning living, vital and animated • Edgy, athletic, female-driven style focusing on themes of empowerment and personal anecdote and experiences; Focus on dance education in youth-adult students • 11 company dancers • Recognized as Best Dance Performance in Creative Loafing, 39 Days of IDEAs, Best of Atlanta, Best New Moves in Atlanta Magazine, Best New Arts Organization by Metro Atlanta Chambers of Commerce

  4. Zoetic:

  5. Zoetic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4eU3IsBBUI&list=UUlQHkOwDJI-OgXEaB8JqIhQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTRFxbkRbf8&feature=youtu.be

  6. T. Lang Dance • Founder/Artistic Director T. Lang • Began in NYC, relocated company to ATL • Professor of Dance at Spelman College • BFA University of Illinois • Work focuses of history and culture of black dance • 2 commissioned works at The Goat Farm Arts Center: • 2011: Mother/Mutha • 2014: Post Up • Teaches at American Dance Festival (ADF) each summer; American College Dance Festival Association intensive

  7. T. Lang

  8. T. Lang • Post Up • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVJy8O0x3kw&list=UU7PskTvpalx14Ob-dQB79_A • Mother/Mutha • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsp1bQFerpU

  9. Staibdance • Founded by George Staib, 2007 • 12 dancers • Born in Iran • Studied dance at Dickinson College in Pennsylviania; received BA in political science; MFA in dance • Professor of dance at Emory University • Performed with Jose Limon Dance Company for a guest role in the remake of MissaBrevis • Studied Gaga with Batsheva in 2011 after winning the Winship Award and travelling to Tel Aviv • Incorporates Isreali dance in his work as well as his yearly summer workshop in Sorrento, Italy

  10. Staibdance:

  11. Staibdance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAA3T-zUdbc&list=UU7RYTKyRDHNgmSW7BPAJ0KQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAA3T-zUdbc&list=UU7RYTKyRDHNgmSW7BPAJ0KQ

  12. gloatl • Founded by Laurie Stallings, 2009 • Point Park University • Performed with several professional ballet compaines, as well as Hubbard Street Dance • # year residency at Atl Ballet, choreography for the company • Premiered work Rapt as Glo at the High Museum of Art in ATL • Received 2014 National Vision Art Artadia Award and 2013 recipient of the Robert Raushenburg Seed Foundation Grantee • Work centers around art installations in public performance sites • Home is The Goat Farm • Work immolates improvisational Gaga-style

  13. GloATL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apgagQZHDlU